Friday, October 21, 2011
Black Spiders led by Charles Boumada
For the next selection on the highlife turntable, I have selected the track Oboro chi kele chi ya from the Black Spiders 1979 LP Eluka Alanma released on the Scottie label. The leader of the band was Charles Boumda, who began his music career with the Great Abaraka Guitar band before he became the lead guitarist for the Oriental Brothers International. He is the one in the middle in the blue vest and afro. The liner notes go on to say
In their new album 'Eluka Alanma" they put, accurately, sweet words into sweet sounds that blow the mind.
I like the drum opening at the beginning and the vocals caught my ear, especially the way the lead vocalist De Mummee Ambrosa Amadi stretches out his words during his solos, so I thought I'd share it to see what you think. Let me know if you have any information to add. I hope you enjoy it Style points to the guy at the end for those shoes.